Engineering

Chicago, IL

Web Developer at mRelief

About mRelief

mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify for public assistance. Our mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services. In 2016, mRelief connected over 100,000 families to social services.

Our supporters include Google, Microsoft, Twilio, and Clear Channel. mRelief has been backed by Y Combinator, the Knight Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Our clients include the California Department of Social Services, Hunger Solutions New York and the Catholic Charities.

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding Ruby on Rails and React developer to join our team and help transform access to social services. This is a full-time position located in Chicago.

As soon as you start at mRelief, you will play a critical role in building an affirming process for families to apply for food stamps.

Technical Qualifications

  • Experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Front-end experience with React
  • Experience with test-driven development using RSpec and Capybara
  • 2+ years of industry experience with Ruby and JavaScript
  • Experience with AI is a plus

Additional Qualifications

  • Deep passion for mRelief’s work and civic technology
  • Willingness and eagerness to work on transformative technology in a startup environment
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong sense of mission and value alignment with mRelief
  • Ability to collaborate and pair-program effectively
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • This position requires you to work from the office full time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow working remotely.

Benefits

For full-time employees, we pay medical, dental, vision, life insurance premiums and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of learning.

Apply

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, GitHub profile and a cover letter explaining your interest in working at mRelief to mrelief.form@gmail.com.

Growth and Partnerships Manager at mRelief

About mRelief

mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify for food stamps. Our mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services. In 2016, mRelief connected over 100,000 families to social services.

Our supporters include: Google, Microsoft, Twilio, and Clear Channel. mRelief has been backed by Y Combinator, the Knight Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Our clients include the California Department of Social Services, Hunger Solutions New York, and the Catholic Charities.

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding Growth and Partnership Manager to manage an array of digital and text messaging based outreach initiatives. mRelief’s target audience is low-income families and this role will execute digital marketing efforts that identify and engage people who comprise the demographic of the 9 million families who are eligible for but not receiving food stamps. Thus, this requires an innovative approach to identifying and engaging a community that is often not the subject of marketing campaigns.

This is a full-time position located in Chicago, IL and unfortunately does not allow you to work remotely. As soon as you start at mRelief, you will play a critical role in driving awareness about how families can apply for social services in the most affirming way possible. This position will report to the Executive Director.

Growth & Partnership tasks include:

  • Day-to-day search engine marketing campaign management and optimization based on ROI including:
    • Bid management;
    • Developing, maintaining, optimizing keyword sets;
    • Determine competitive sets and analysis;
    • Initiating and guiding food stamp application completion strategies;
    • Writing and optimizing paid search ad copy;
    • A/B testing;
  • Increasing mRelief.com’s search engine ranking on Google, Bing and Yahoo
  • Establishing public and private digital partnerships that enable user growth
  • Generating messaging and creative content to test with low-income populations to identify what resonates.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify channels which are most effective for low-income populations.
  • Managing social media presence - Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and driving users to mRelief.
  • Take ownership over quarterly and annual growth metrics.
  • Weekly internal reporting on conversion and campaign performance
  • Generate decks summarizing external monthly and quarterly reporting for all major metrics, goals tracking, and other paid search initiatives.

We are looking for someone:

  • At least two years of relevant experience in Search Engine Marketing or Paid Social Media Campaigns.
  • Located in or willing to move to Chicago.
  • Bachelor’s degree with focus in business, marketing, statistics, or math is preferred, but not required
  • Experience using bid management platforms a plus
  • Interested in Social Impact, Social Services a plus.
  • Organized, detailed oriented, self-directed and computer literate.
  • Women and Minorities encouraged to apply.

Benefits

For full-time employees, we pay medical, dental, vision and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of learning.

Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to: mrelief.form@gmail.com.

User Experience Designer and Frontend Developer at mRelief

About mRelief

mRelief provides an easy-to-use platform online and through SMS that enables Americans to find out if they qualify for public assistance. Our mission is to restore dignity by transforming access to social services. mRelief has connected over 200,000 families to social services.

Our supporters include Google, Microsoft, Twilio, and Clear Channel. mRelief has been backed by Y Combinator, the Knight Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation. Our clients include the California Department of Social Services, Yolo County, City of Anchorage Alaska, and the Catholic Charities.

Job Description

We are looking for an outstanding User Experience Designer and Frontend Developer to join our team and help transform access to social services. This is a full-time position located in Chicago.

As soon as you start at mRelief, you will play a critical role in designing an affirming process for families to apply for and receive food stamps.

Technical Qualifications

  • Experience designing technology for low-income populations and new Internet users
  • Strong frontend development experience with HTML, CSS, jQuery and JavaScript
  • 2 years of experience in user experience design or front-end development
  • Develop mRelief brand identity and manage the visual representation of mRelief values and mission
  • Experience with user testing, user profiling and A/B testing
  • Experience with graphic design for website, social media, pitch decks, ads and newsletters

Additional Qualifications

  • Deep passion for mRelief’s work and civic technology
  • Willingness and eagerness to work on transformative technology in a startup environment
  • Strong communication skills with an ability to communicate clearly and concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Strong sense of mission and value alignment with mRelief
  • Ability to collaborate effectively
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of projects
  • This position requires you to work from the office full time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow working remotely.

Benefits

For full-time employees, we pay medical, dental, vision and professional development opportunities to foster a culture of learning.

Apply

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in working at mRelief to mrelief.form@gmail.com.

mRelief is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Over 200,000 families connected to social services and counting.